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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in The Hills Shire was $32m. The largest commodity produced was Nurseries & cut flowers, which accounted for 76.3% of The Hills Shire’s total agricultural output in value terms.

Agricultural production is a very important contributor to Australia's economy, and is a key industry in many rural and regional areas, as well as some outer metropolitan areas.

The data presented here are sourced from the 2015-16 Agricultural Census, run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data show the gross value of agricultural commodities in broad categories, measured across two Agricultural Census periods.

Agriculture value data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry Sector Analysis page for the Agriculture sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment Locations page will show where agricultural activity is taking place and the Workforce Profiles section will reveal the characteristics of agricultural workers.

NOTE for 2016:The ABS no longer produce estimates of Agricultural output at Local Government Area (LGA) level. These estimates are derived using an employment-based fit of SA2 areas to the boundary of The Hills Shire. This fit may not always be perfect, so users are advised to treat the numbers presented as a guide to the agricultural industries present in the area, rather than exact estimates. For this reason, data for earlier years are not comparable with the current Agricultural Census and are not presented here.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce 2015-16

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Value of agricultural production
The Hills Shire2015/16
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$%New South Wales%The Hills Shire as a % of New South Wales
Cereal crops--------
Other broadacre crops4720.015.30.0
Nurseries & cut flowers24,043,68976.32.38.0
Crops for Hay7500.02.50.0
Citrus fruit347,7551.11.40.2
Grapes (wine and table)1,0860.01.60.0
Other fruit1,343,1704.32.10.5
Livestock slaughterings1,892,3616.033.60.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0

Value of agricultural production 2015/16
Value of agricultural production 2015/16 Other broadacre crops, New South Wales: 15.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, New South Wales: 2.3% Crops for Hay, New South Wales: 2.5% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.2% Citrus fruit, New South Wales: 1.4% Grapes (wine and table), New South Wales: 1.6% Other fruit, New South Wales: 2.1% Wool, New South Wales: 7.2% Milk, New South Wales: 4.5% Eggs, New South Wales: 2.0% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 33.6% Other broadacre crops, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, The Hills Shire: 76.3% Crops for Hay, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Vegetables, The Hills Shire: 12.0% Citrus fruit, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Grapes (wine and table), The Hills Shire: 0.0% Other fruit, The Hills Shire: 4.3% Wool, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Milk, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Eggs, The Hills Shire: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, The Hills Shire: 6.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0